Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication as well as restricted, repetitive behavior.
ASD represents a group of disorders including Autism, PDD, Rett’s Disorder, Child Disintegrative Disorder, and Asperger’s Disorder. Each of these disorders can range from mild to severe.
Anatomical and functional differences have been observed in the brains of individuals with ASD. These neurological differences are linked with many of the behavioral, communication, and emotional symptoms that are observed.
While there is no cure for ASD, symptoms such as perseveration, sensory integration, anxiety, irritability, social interpretation, verbal expression and focus can be targeted and managed with neurofeedback therapy.
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive and drug free form of treatment that can promote healthy neural networks and balanced brain activity.
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The research on neurofeedback and autistic spectrum disorders while still in its infancy stages is proving very promising. A school based study showed drastic improvements in classroom behavior, including a 64% reduction in autistic behavior after 28 neurofeedback sessions.
Neuofeedback can help your family find peace again, and begin to enjoy normal activities together.
Getting the diagnosis of ASD can be overwhelming for a parent, but the use of neurofeedback can greatly reduce the symptoms. My son was constantly chewing on his shirt and had no friends and seemed to miss all of the social cues. He was very advanced in math, and knew every dinosaur that every walked the earth. Neurofeedback was a God-send for us. His attention improved, he became more social and even asked me how my day was. I can not emphasize enough the need to do this therapy and do it when your child is young. This helped him integrate into the world. Don't miss another day. Kristin and Mary Page are great to work with, and will guide you to additional resources.
As an adult man, it is hard to realize that you have been misdiagnosed all of your life. It seems that frequently doctors don't want to give a child the diagnosis of ASD because they feel there is nothing to be done. When I began neurofeedback in my 30s, I was astonished by all that I had been missing. I remember one night when I was at a party I could actually start to read body language and understand the relationships of those around me. I also was not longer bothered by all of the extraneous noise. I could just listen and talk to the people I was with. I had to work with socialization classes to learn much of what I had been missing. I am now in a happy relationship and I credit my change to the connectivity training that improved my social and emotional understanding.